Overview

Edward Xia is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Edward has represented public and private companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies and individual entrepreneurs and founders in a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, minority investments, equity offerings, debt financings, joint ventures and strategic alliances and corporate governance matters. He has worked with clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, private equity, retail, healthcare, financial services, food and beverage, transportation and entertainment and digital media.

Experience

Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions:

Represented a manufacturer of physical access solutions in its sale to a European security conglomerate.

Represented the developer and manufacturer of promotional drinkware products in its sale to a private equity-backed global supplier of promotional products.

Represented an investment banking firm in its sale to a multinational bank holding and financial services company.

Represented a leading talent agency in its acquisition of an international comedy festival.

Represented a leading talent agency in its acquisition of a UK-based music booking agency.

Represented the owners of an industrial warehouse real estate portfolio in its sale to a real estate private equity fund.

Represented a manufacturer of replacement and security hardware in its sale to a Chinese tool manufacturer.

Represented a mortgage loan trading platform in its sale to a private equity-backed provider of secondary marketing automation for the mortgage industry.

Represented a provider of high quality printed circuit boards in its sale to a private equity-backed manufacturer of advanced technology printed circuit boards.

Represented a private-equity backed provider of excavation protection solutions in its acquisition of a multi-state provider of trench safety equipment.

Represented a private-equity backed digital marketing agency in its acquisition of a performance marketing agency focused on paid acquisition channels.

Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a provider of digital recording and transcript solutions for courts.

Represented a private equity fund in its sale of a provider of drilling services to the environmental and geotechnical markets.

Represented a production company in its acquisition of television production company.

Represented a publicly traded biotechnology company in its $10 billion sale to a publicly traded pharmaceutical company.

Represented a publicly traded European medical technology company in its $2.2 billion acquisition of a publicly traded medical devices company.

Represented a publicly traded European medical technology company in its $1.0 billion acquisition of a publicly traded medical devices company.

Represented a publicly traded European medical technology company in its acquisition of a privately held neurodiagnostic device company.

Represented the private equity fund owners in their sale of a prominent film studio to a Qatari-based international media group.

Represented a high-end California winery in its sale to a France-based multinational luxury goods conglomerate.

Represented real estate investment firm in its acquisition of a broker-dealer business.

Represented private equity fund in its acquisition, as part of a bidding group, of the assets of a Puerto Rican bank.

Minority Investments, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances:

Represented a digital marketing agency in a minority investment by a private equity fund.

Represented a private equity fund in its minority investment of a studio services company providing production facilities for film and television.

Represented a private equity fund in its minority investment of a luxury river and yacht cruise line.

Represented a private equity fund in its minority investment of two leading clinical research site operators.

Represented a private equity fund in its minority investment of an apparel, athletics and entertainment brand management company.

Represented a family office in its minority investment of a global manufacturer of packaging solutions.

Represented a private equity fund in its minority investment in a newly issued class of common stock issued by a publicly traded media conglomerate.

Represented the owner and manager of retail assets in its minority investment in a publicly traded real estate investment trust.

Represented a private equity fund in its joint venture with another private equity fund in the development of wind power assets.

Equity Offerings:

Represented the underwriters in the public offering of equity securities of a developer of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Represented the underwriters in the public offering of equity securities of a developer of a digital marketing software platform.

Represented the underwriters in the public offering of equity securities of an internet service provider.

Debt Financings

Represented a real estate private equity fund in its subscription facility.

Represented a real estate investment trust focusing on commercial real estate in its senior unsecured facility.

Represented manufacturer of building products in its senior secured facility.

Corporate Governance Matters:

Represented various portfolio companies of private equity funds in (i) general corporate governance matters, (ii) structuring and implementation of management incentive equity programs, including programs implemented through aggregator vehicles, (iii) bridge financings and follow-on financings, (iv) internal reorganizations and (v) general employment matters.

Represented various publicly traded companies in their periodic SEC filings.

Represented various Systemically Important Financial Institutions in internal regulatory and corporate governance matters.

Education

J.D., Columbia Law School, 2013, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

A.B., Princeton University, 2008, cum laude

Admissions

  • California
  • New York
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